This layout tells the story of the slight disappointment I felt after buying some sparklers for my kids for New Years Eve. In the end they were a little bit frightened of them so it was all a bit of a fizzer. I didn’t even get any photos. The ones of this page were from my daughter’s camera. The page was created for the Get It Scrapped blog article featuring different ideas for using the constellation motif on scrapbook pages. I love some of the pages the other creative team members created so think it is well worth a look. My favourite is Christy Strickler’s page so if you want to check it out head over to the article here.
For my page I got my middle son to help me out with a bit of crayon scratch art but in the end he lost a bit of interest so perhaps that is also fitting with the title of my page! I chose to create the Southern Cross since I am in Australia so it is one of the more well known constellations here. The stars are also very visible down south away from the city lights. To create the crayon art, you just colour with a yellow crayon and then over it with a dark crayon i.e. black or blue. I used the round tip of my paper piercer to create the round circles and then the pointed end to gently scratch away the lines. Just be careful not to press too hard or you could tear the paper.
I created the night sky background paper by flicking Mister Huey’s Calico Shine over the page and letting it dry but I think you could also create a constellation effect by dripping the Calico Shine where you wanted it and then drawing in lines with a white or pearl pen.
If you have any questions just leave me a comment or you can find my email address on the About me page.
Thanks for stopping by,
Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzil, Artee; Alphas: American Crafts, Kaisercraft; Paints: Koh-I-Noor Watercolour paint, Adirondack; Journalling Card: We R Memory Keepers; Sticker: Simple Stories; Clear Journalling Card: Simple Stories; Wood Veneer: Studio Calico; Paperclip: Unknown; Crayons: Strand; Template: Heidi Swapp; Pen: Pilot.